Southwest Cotton: Worms Are Playing Leapfrog Sep 2, 2021
Worms are playing leapfrog in cotton, corn and sorghum fields in the southern Texas Panhandle. IPM agent Blayne Reed has the story, along with word on stink bugs, lygus, aphids and other critters.
Midsouth Cotton: Cotton Hasn’t Been Let Loose But Harvest Is In Full Swing for Other Crops Aug 27, 2021
Last pest applications are going out on cotton before it’s turned loose. The end is definitely a welcomed sight this year.
Southeast Cotton: Insect Pressure Still on the Rise Aug 27, 2021
The Southeast is still seeing treatable amounts of insects across most fields and are anxiously awaiting crop maturity where the plant can withstand the bugs. After a late start for almost everyone, applications are still being made as September approaches. In fact, some areas are battling the highest pressures yet this season, making this an even longer growing season than normal.
Southwest Cotton: Aphids – To Spray or Not to Spray? Aug 26, 2021
Cotton aphids are in many fields – and there’s a dilemma on whether to spray. AgriLife entomologist Megha Parajulee contends that unless there is a major flareup in the next few weeks, beneficial insects should hold down aphids.
A lot of cotton acres are just about to the point of letting go for the season, but late season pests are presenting growers with difficult management decisions. Pests vary across the Midsouth, but many areas are still fighting spotty plant bugs and a second wave of bollworms.
The Southeast is continuing to treat stink bugs and bollworms while strategically trying to avoid flaring up other insects.
Southwest Cotton: Insects Aren’t Giving Up Aug 19, 2021
Bollworm pressure mounts in the southwestern Panhandle and scouting can be tricky, notes IPM Agent John Thobe. Check out his scouting tips below.
Plant bugs are still around, but many see the large stink bug populations coming to an end in a couple weeks. Stink bugs are at typical levels, but don’t let them sneak in with lapses in sprays for plant bugs.
Southwest Cotton: Hot Weather Helps Aug 12, 2021
The dog days of summer have arrived in much of west Texas and the southern High Plains as 100-degree temperatures are on tap for parts of this week. There’s hope the crop will catch up on heat units.
The Southeast is continuing to treat stinkbugs and bollworms while strategically trying to avoid flaring up other insects.